IN TALKING ABOUT JUDGMENT DAY, there has been a great number of people who when thinking about judgment have their minds set on final Judgment. And as they talk about Judgment Day, they are looking for the development as to when they see all of the people of the universe, and especially of the earth and the world, where they are gathered before the throne of God. Where they expect a long and lengthy transition, in the magnitude of a great trial to take place.
When we talk about judgment day, we talk about something which is already in operation and is already talking place. So make no mistake about it. In the 20th chapter of Revelation, it says: And I saw these thrones and they that sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them. And I saw the souls of all those who had been beheaded for the Witness of Christ and the word of God. And all who did not worship the beast or received his mark on their foreheads and in their hands, and they lived and they reigned with Christ for 1000 years. Then we are told that the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years had expired.